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UWS to help find stress solutions for cops

A landmark research project will help NSW Police Force develop fresh solutions to help officers become more resilient and assist those suffering from stress-related illness. The three-year project will see academics from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of Western Sydney (UWS) survey serving police officers and conduct further study to develop, for the first time, information-based scientific analysis of the NSW Police Force. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, Police and Emergency Services Minister, Stuart Ayres, Special Projects Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher and Human Resources Commander, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York, were joined by Dr Michael Kennedy from UWS and… Read more »

Liverpool youth services win boost

Youth services in Liverpool have been greatly improved following the opening of Uniting Care Burnside’s Youth Hope Program.   Youth Hope is a service for vulnerable young people aged 9-15 who are at risk of significant harm as a result of neglect, homelessness, domestic violence or drug and alcohol use. The service is being trialled over four years in six locations where there have been a high number of child protection reports for children in this age bracket.   As the Deputy Chair – Committee on Children and Young People, I felt privileged to be invited to speak at such… Read more »

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Macarthur area’s special role in Battle of Beersheba: Matheson

Macarthur MP Russell Matheson spoke in parliament today, July 17, to raise awareness of the Australian Light Horse regiments who fought in the Battle of Beersheba and Macarthur’s special role as a training ground for these men and their horses. In his speech Mr Matheson spoke about the remarkable and decisive victory changed the history of the Middle East and helped create The Australian Light Horse Legend. “Whilst Gallipoli is one of the ANZACS best known battles in military history, the Battle of Beersheba is described as one of Australia’s greatest military triumphs,” Mr Matheson said. “This battle and the men… Read more »

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Roads first, Badgerys Creek airport second

The Australian and NSW governments have today invited funding proposals for the second round of the $200 million Local Roads Package around the Western Sydney Airport. Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the Local Roads Package is part of the joint $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, whichRead more »


Money available for your community project

The Community Building Partnership program is on offer again this year. The program offers funding for infrastructure based projects that meet a need in the local community. Applications for funding are now open and will close on August 7 and a local MP is calling for local groups to apply.Read more »


New graffiti removal truck twice as powerful

A new graffiti removal truck that’s got twice the power of the one it has replaced has joined Campbelltown’s Graffiti Action Team. The new truck can store up to 50 four litre cans of paint as well as several litres of graffiti removing chemicals, wipes and protective equipment. That’s moreRead more »


Sherwood Hills and why it was called Bradbury

An exhibit at Campbelltown’s HJ Daley Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the suburb of Bradbury. The display, From Sherwood Hills to Bradbury, will showcase the history and development of one of Campbelltown’s oldest suburbs and highlight the life of pioneer William Bradbury, after whom theRead more »

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Power on: Rebate for electric wheelchairs

The NSW Government has increased its energy rebates in the 2015-16 Budget to support the State’s most vulnerable customers. It says a record $6.6 million has been allocated to help vulnerable customers through the Life Support Rebate and the $235 Medical Energy Rebate. “For the first time, the Life SupportRead more »

Wrong: Luke Foley, left, with local MP Greg Warren and Woodbine resident Virginia.

Labor slams Baird over motor registry moves

It is ridiculous to take a Roads and Maritime Services centre away from a major hub like Campbelltown, says Labor MP Greg Warren. RMS offices around the state are closing and being replaced by Service NSW “one stop shops” – forcing people to travel further for essential services like driversRead more »


Man, 60, charged over sexual assault of young girls

A Prestons man has been arrested and charged over a number of historic sexual assault offences against young girls in Campbelltown and Liverpool as far back as 1995. In March 2015, detectives from Liverpool Local Area Command formed Strike Force Barbie to investigate numerous allegations of sexual assault against aRead more »


Another Western Sydney Airport milestone ticked off

The Australian Government’s plan for a Western Sydney airport has reached a significant milestone, with the conclusion of a nine month consultation period with the Sydney Airport Group. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government consulted with Sydney Airport Group onRead more »

An artist's impression of how a playground in Glen Alpine will look like on completion.

Playgrounds makeover gathers pace

Another brand new playground is about to open as Campbelltown’s massive parks and reserves revitalisation program gathers pace. Ingleburn Reserve, which is located in Picnic Grove, (off Bensley Road), will be officially opened on Friday, July 10 between 11am and 1pm. The celebration for the official opening will be aRead more »


Early morning breakins at Hoxton Park: man arrested

Police have arrested and charged a man following multiple break-ins around West Hoxton during the early hours of today. Between 12.30am and 3.30am (Wednesday, July 1), a number of homes and garages were broken into on Triaburana Avenue, Perth Close and Carmichael Drive. Police were called and officers from GreenRead more »


Review results in community service funding

It missed out when it first applied for funding, but a subsequent  review means Macarthur community organisation the Trustees of the Presentation Sisters Wagga will receive $43,342 from the Abbott Government. The money will ensure their essential frontline community service can continue to assist local residents, according to Federal MemberRead more »

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Western Sydney airport transformational: Truss

The Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys is  a transformational project, Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss has told  a forum. Mr Truss, speaking at the Crawford Australian Leadership Forum in Canberra on Monday, said the proposed airport at Badgerys Creek was “new greenfields infrastructure which will cater for population growth and wouldRead more »

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